All of Thailand’s businesses may be just reopening, but the government is rapidly filling July with holidays.
Days after adding July 7 as a public holiday, the Thai Cabinet on Tuesday approved July 27 as an additional public holiday in lieu of the postponed Songkran festival, making a four-day weekend from July 25-28.
July 25 and 26 are weekend days and July 28 is HM the King’s birthday. Adding July 27 as a public holiday gives Thais yet another four-day long weekend.
Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said that the extended holidays were approved as the Covid-19 situation is easing in Thailand and the government has relaxed more restrictions to allow reopening of several types of businesses.
The Cabinet instructed heads of agencies to consider suitability in extending holidays to prevent any impacts on public services.
State enterprises, the Bank of Thailand and private companies will also consider suitability for their agencies and organizations.